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Rent relief and a giant kitchen for COVID-19 pandemic; In The News for April 24

Rent relief and a giant kitchen for COVID-19 pandemic; In The News for April 24

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of April 24 ... --- COVID-19 in Canada ...
Farmers markets looking for ways to stay afloat during the pandemic

Farmers markets looking for ways to stay afloat during the pandemic

Canada's farmers markets, traditionally reliant on bustling crowds paying cash for locally produced food, seem particularly ill-suited to the age of physical distancing.
N.S. rampage victim's husband says police secrecy could foster distrust

N.S. rampage victim's husband says police secrecy could foster distrust

In the absence of information, Nick Beaton says a sense of unease is percolating in his community.
How one of Canada's worst mass killings unfolded across northern Nova Scotia

How one of Canada's worst mass killings unfolded across northern Nova Scotia

HALIFAX — The first thing Malcolm Ryan noticed were the fires. Ryan, 81, looked out his bedroom window at about 11:15 p.m.
'Multiple patients.' Recordings of first responders reveal frantic bid to help

'Multiple patients.' Recordings of first responders reveal frantic bid to help

HALIFAX — New details are emerging about the chaos that ensued as police in rural Nova Scotia tried to capture a killer disguised as an RCMP officer — and first responders tried to help a rapidly growing list of victims.
'We will not be broken,' Toronto mayor says on deadly van attack anniversary

'We will not be broken,' Toronto mayor says on deadly van attack anniversary

TORONTO — The second anniversary of the deadly van attack in Toronto is even more difficult this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent shooting rampage in Nova Scotia, Toronto Mayor John Tory said Thursday.
'Very difficult:' 2020 Calgary Stampede cancelled in light of COVID-19 pandemic

'Very difficult:' 2020 Calgary Stampede cancelled in light of COVID-19 pandemic

CALGARY — It survived the Great Depression, the Second World War and a massive flood seven years ago, but the Calgary Stampede has become a casualty of COVID-19.
Scheer refuses to acknowledge MP's controversial criticism of health officer

Scheer refuses to acknowledge MP's controversial criticism of health officer

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer refused Thursday to address controversial comments by a member of his caucus who is also seeking to replace him as leader.
COVID-19 wreaking havoc on Canada's hospitality industry, MPs told

COVID-19 wreaking havoc on Canada's hospitality industry, MPs told

OTTAWA — The COVID-19 pandemic has caused carnage for restaurants and hotels in Canada, MPs on the House of Commons finance committee heard Thursday.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:26 p.m. on April 23, 2020: There are 42,105 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.